Pelosi Blocks Right-Wingers Jim Jordan And Jim Banks From Serving On Capitol Riot Probe

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Pelosi Blocks Right-Wingers Jim Jordan And Jim Banks From Serving On Capitol Riot Probe

Topline House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected two of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s five picks for a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol: Reps. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) departs from a caucus meeting with House ... [+] Republicans on Capitol Hill on July 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has picked five GOP House members to serve on the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th riots. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) Getty Images Key Facts Pelosi said in a statement she spoke to McCarthy on Wednesday morning about “objections raised” over the impact the two lawmakers would have on the “integrity of the investigation.” Pelosi told McCarthy she would allow Reps. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) and Troy Nehls (R-Texas) to serve on the committee. Pelosi also cited the “statements made and actions taken” by Jordan and Banks as a basis for her decision.